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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 18 — Sep. 3, 2007
  • pp: 11126–11132

Highly efficient four-wave parametric amplification in transparent bulk Kerr medium

A. Dubietis, G. Tamošauskas, P. Polesana, G. Valiulis, H. Valtna, D. Faccio, P. Di Trapani, and A. Piskarskas  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 18, pp. 11126-11132 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.011126


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Abstract

We report on highly efficient four-wave optical parametric amplification in a water cell pumped by an elliptically shaped, ultrashort pulsed laser beam under non-collinear phase-matching configuration. Energy conversion from pump to parametric waves as high as 25 % is obtained owing to the achievement of 1-dimensional spatial-soliton regime, which guarantees high intensity over a large interaction length and ensures high beam quality.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 14, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2007
Published: August 20, 2007

Citation
A. Dubietis, G. Tamošauskas, P. Polesana, G. Valiulis, H. Valtna, D. Faccio, P. Di Trapani, and A. Piskarskas, "Highly efficient four-wave parametric amplification in transparent bulk Kerr medium," Opt. Express 15, 11126-11132 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-18-11126


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